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Award-Winning Monarch Festival Scheduled for September 18

Award-Winning Monarch Festival Scheduled for September 18

Published 8/26/2021

Save the date for the Oak Lawn Park District’s free Monarch Festival on Saturday, September 18 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Oak View Center (4625 W. 110th St.). This event is sponsored by Mary Beth Swibes, a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant and ComEd.

The purpose of this event is to celebrate the journey of the Monarch Butterfly and bring much needed awareness to the issues they face today and as they migrate to Mexico. There will be fun and educational activities for all ages that include: 

  • Butterfly Arts & Crafts
  • Live Butterfly Tagging
  • Caterpillar Aquarium
  • Interactive Migration Game
  • Educational Booths
  • Movie on Butterfly Migration to Mexico
  • Native Plant, Seed, and Local Honey Vendors
  • Music & more!

“This is always one of our favorite events to do because it brings our community together not just to have fun, but to raise awareness and educate our residents about an important cause,” said Tom Hartwig, executive director. “We look forward to a fun day and hope to see as many smiling faces as possible.”

This event earned the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Outstanding Program or Special Event Award back in 2016. For more information, please call 708-857-2200.

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